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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

On The Road Again - Tropical Travel Expenses

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Billy and I are traveling from Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico through the rugged south western Pacific coast of this great country and on into Guatemala, and Belize. We will be returning through the Mexican Gulf States of the Yucatan Peninsula and the State of Vera Cruz. Allowing ourselves 'only' three months to do these many miles/kilometers seems a bit rushed!

The following short journal is a presentation of our expenses on a daily basis in case you'd like to follow along.

Check back in often, as we will be updating these figures when we are able to connect to internet.

If you have any questions, feel free to write us at: TheGuide@RetireEarlyLifestyle.com

The Last Day

Today wraps up our 105-day adventure through the Mexican Pacific coast, on into the volcanic heart of Guatemala, enjoying the beach and laidback island life of Belize, and partaking in the Mayan style of living in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

During this 3 ˝ month odyssey, we body surfed awesome waves dude, soaked up the sun along the robust Pacific coast of Mexico, visited world heritage colonial cities, shopped in indigenous markets and sampled their native cuisine daily. Our travel style is to use the local transportation including the brightly painted Chicken Buses of Guatemala, and the water taxis of Belize, where we cleared customs on a dock. Navigating our way down an exotic tropical river in search of Indiana Jones, we found the colorful Garifuna town of Livingston and ate the Garifuna seafood specialty, Topado.

Our hike up a volcano was way too close and personal to the lava flow for our tastes, but we balanced that experience by riding bicycles along the packed sand paths of Belize and swimming in their warm Caribbean waters. We ate enough chicken, rice and stew beans to satisfy us for quite awhile, explored mountain high coffee plantations, and visited a macadamia farm learning of the nut’s marvelous curative properties. We found the exact spot where Mayans claim the world began and spoke with them about their end of the world prophesy for 2012.

Bo Derek-style secluded beaches, confectionary sunrises, fierce sunsets and the mysterious 'zona magica' in Comala are etched in our minds. Exotic bird calls surrounded our Jungle Cabana in Playa del Carmen. There was Rasta Rap in Belize and the Hokey Pokey water taxi. We strolled along black volcanic sand beaches and watched the savage ocean waves pound in Cuyutlan, squeezed ourselves up narrow winding stairwells to the bell tower of the second oldest church in Guatemala. With all the climate variations, we roasted, toasted and froze.

Many of you have been following along, asking questions and virtually traveling with us. Thank you! We appreciated your company.

For the entire journey our spending averaged less than $53.00 USD per day. This included lodging, meals, transportation, and country exit fees - everything we spent money on throughout this period.

Enjoying a private estate-turned hotel in Merida, Yucatan

The hotels we stayed in had pools, views and beach access, or they were centrally located in the hearts of cities within easy walking distance to the main Plaza and points of interest. Hotel wifi was available and cyber cafes were plentiful.

What we have demonstrated here in our expense log is that the price of travel doesn’t have to cost anymore than staying at home. The difference is that we have added exotic experiences to our memory banks, met unforgettable intriguing characters and have personally grown by meeting the challenges that are inherent by being on the road.

Our chosen retirement lifestyle fits us perfectly. What about you? What’s holding you back? There’s a big world awaiting your discoveries. Go for it.

 

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April 26, Day 58 in Mexico, Day 105 of Travel 

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Lodging: 250 Pesos  (Centrally located, swimming pool, Cable TV, wifi,)

Transportation: 36  Pesos

Food: 233  Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 519  Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 623 Pesos

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April 25, Day 57 in Mexico, Day 104 of Travel 

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Lodging: FREE - pay 6 nights get 7th night free  (Centrally located, swimming pool, Cable TV, wifi,)

Transportation: 36  Pesos

Food: 296  Pesos

Fun: 146  Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 478 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 625 Pesos

Sunday bike races on Colonial Paseo de Montejo, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

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April 24, Day 56 in Mexico, Day 103 of Travel 

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Lodging: 250 Pesos  (Centrally located, swimming pool, Cable TV, wifi,)

Transportation: 12  Pesos

Food: 73  Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 41 Pesos

Fun: 182  Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 558  Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 627 Pesos

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April 23, Day 55 in Mexico, Day 102 of Travel 

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Lodging: 250 Pesos  (Centrally located, swimming pool, Cable TV, wifi,)

Food: 227 Pesos

Fun: 30 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 507 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 629 Pesos

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Mayan saying: Noj 2: Each one of your thoughts creates the destiny before you, each one of your feelings creates the path you call life.

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April 22, Day 54 in Mexico, Day 101 of Travel 

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Lodging: 250 Pesos  (Centrally located, swimming pool, Cable TV, wifi,)

Transportation to and from Celestun: 203 Pesos

Food: 223 Pesos

Fun: 23 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 699 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 631 Pesos

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April 21, Day 53 in Mexico, Day 100 of Travel 

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Lodging: 250 Pesos  (Centrally located, swimming pool, Cable TV, wifi,)

Food: 150 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 400 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 630 Pesos

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April 20, Day 52 in Mexico, Day 99 of Travel Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Lodging: 250 Pesos  (Centrally located, swimming pool, Cable TV, wifi,)

Food: 125 Pesos

Cell Phone:  200 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 33 Pesos

Fun: 77 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 685 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 634 Pesos

The Zocalo in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

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Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness - all foes to real understanding. Likewise, tolerance or broad wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in our little corner of the earth all one's lifetime. - Mark Twain

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April 19, Day 51 in Mexico, Day 98 of Travel 

Traveling from Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico to Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Lodging: 250 Pesos  (Centrally located, swimming pool, Cable TV, wifi,)

Transportation:  164 Pesos

Food: 180 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 61 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 655 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 633 Pesos

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April 18, Day 50 in Mexico, Day 97 of Travel 

Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico

Lodging: 413 Pesos  (Centrally located, swimming pool, wifi,)

Food: 178 Pesos

Fun: 50 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 641 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 633 Pesos

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April 17, Day 49 in Mexico, Day 96 of Travel 

Traveling from Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico to Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico

Lodging: 413 Pesos  (Centrally located, swimming pool, wifi,)

Transportation: 196 Pesos

Food: 73 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 682 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 632 Pesos

Our treetop Jungle Cabana on the 2nd floor, over looks this swimming pool in Playa del Carmen

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April 16, Day 48 in Mexico, Day 95 of Travel 

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Lodging: 400 Pesos  (Cabana, centrally located, swimming pool, jungle view with exotic birds, wifi, restaurant, free library)

Food: 116 Pesos

Fun: 40 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 556 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 631 Pesos

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April 15, Day 47 in Mexico, Day 94 of Travel 

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Lodging: 400 Pesos  (Cabana, centrally located, swimming pool, jungle view with exotic birds, wifi, restaurant, free library)

Food: 135 Pesos

Cell Phone: 200 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 735 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 633 Pesos

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April 14, Day 46 in Mexico, Day 93 of Travel 

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Lodging: 400 Pesos  (Cabana, centrally located, swimming pool, jungle view with exotic birds, wifi, restaurant, free library)

Food: 205 Pesos

Fun: 100 Pesos

Sanitary Bath: 14 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 719 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 631 Pesos

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Mayan saying: Tzikin 13: No one can live our life for us; that means no one else but us can move our feet.

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April 13, Day 45 in Mexico, Day 92 of Travel 

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Lodging: 400 Pesos  (Cabana, centrally located, swimming pool, jungle view with exotic birds, wifi, restaurant, free library)

Food: 131 Pesos

Fun: 78 Pesos

Sanitary Bath: 25 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 634 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 630 Pesos

Billy and I have now re-entered Mexico at the Yucatan Peninsula, where the currency is the Mexican Peso. While we are in Mexico, all of our expenses will be listed in Pesos, and we will continue our totals from our previous records. To find out what the cost is for your local currency, use the Currency Conversion Site. ** For 17 days in Belize, our Daily Average Spending was 117 Belize Dollars.

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April 12, Day 44 in Mexico, Day 91 of Travel

 Traveled from Ambergris Caye (San Pedro), Belize to Chetumal, Mexico to Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Lodging: 400 Pesos  (Centrally located)

Food: 112 Pesos

Luxurious 1st class bus from Chetumal to Playa del Carmen: 460 Pesos

(a real treat from all the Chicken Busses we took through Guatemala and Belize)

Taxis: 40 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 1,012 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 629 Pesos

Our water taxi route - San Pedro, Belize to Chetumal, Mexico

A bit rushed?!?

 As quickly as we have been moving - and now into our fourth month of travel - our 90 day plan is out the window. We think we could easily take a year to complete this adventure. Still we press on... We unfortunately had to cut out some stops that we wanted to make, but that only means we will have to return. Darn!

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April 11, Day 17 in Belize, Day 90 of Travel

 Ambergris Caye (San Pedro), Belize

Lodging: 70 Belize Dollars (Centrally located, beachside, teeeeeeny sea view, refrigerator, Cable TV, veranda, wifi)

Fun: 31 Belize Dollars

Food: 32 Belize Dollars

Water Taxi to Chetumal:120 Belize Dollars

Exit Tax: 15 Belize Dollars

Day's Total Spending: 268 Belize Dollars

Daily Average Spending: 117 Belize Dollars

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April 10, Day 16 in Belize, Day 89 of Travel

 Ambergris Caye (San Pedro), Belize

Lodging: 70 Belize Dollars (Centrally located, beachside, teeeeeeny sea view, refrigerator, Cable TV, veranda, wifi)

Fun, Bicycle rental, bridge toll: 20 Belize Dollars

Food: 22 Belize Dollars

Day's Total Spending: 112 Belize Dollars

Daily Average Spending: 108 Belize Dollars

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April 9, Day 15 in Belize, Day 88 of Travel

 Ambergris Caye (San Pedro), Belize

Lodging: 70 Belize Dollars (Centrally located, beachside, teeeeeeny sea view, refrigerator, Cable TV, veranda, wifi)

Fun: 3 Belize Dollars

Food: 28 Belize Dollars

Miscellaneous: 5 Belize Dollars

Day's Total Spending: 106 Belize Dollars

Daily Average Spending: 107 Belize Dollars

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What do people do here in San Pedro?

Well, Mon, dere's only fore tings. Snorklin', divin', fishin' an' drinkin'. Dat's it, Mon.

Tour director, Scuba shop, Ambergris Caye

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April 8, Day 14 in Belize, Day 87 of Travel

 Ambergris Caye (San Pedro), Belize

Lodging: 70 Belize Dollars (Centrally located, beachside, teeeeeeny sea view, refrigerator, Cable TV, veranda, wifi)

Fun: 4 Belize Dollars

Food: 38 Belize Dollars

Day's Total Spending: 112 Belize Dollars

Daily Average Spending: 107 Belize Dollars

Our water taxi from Belize City to Ambergris Caye

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April 7, Day 13 in Belize, Day 86 of Travel

Traveling from Placencia, Belize to Ambergris, Belize

Lodging: 70 Belize Dollars (Centrally located, beachside, teeeeeeny sea view, refrigerator, Cable TV, veranda, wifi)

Transportation/Bus & Taxi: 48 Belize Dollars

Transportation/Water Taxi: 60 Belize Dollars

Food: 21 Belize Dollars

Day's Total Spending: 199 Belize Dollars

Daily Average Spending: 107 Belize Dollars

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April 6, Day 12 in Belize, Day 85 of Travel

Placencia, Belize

Lodging: 50 Belize Dollars (Centrally located, beachside, sea view, veranda and hammock, wifi, use of full kitchen)

Food: 39 Belize Dollars

Fun:17 Belize Dollars

Day's Total Spending: 106 Belize Dollars

Daily Average Spending: 99 Belize Dollars

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April 5, Day 11 in Belize, Day 84 of Travel

Placencia, Belize

Lodging: 50 Belize Dollars (Centrally located, beachside, sea view, veranda and hammock, wifi, use of full kitchen)

Food: 11 Belize Dollars

Sanitary/Bath: 2 Belize Dollars

Day's Total Spending: 63 Belize Dollars

Daily Average Spending: 99 Belize Dollars

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April 4, Day 10 in Belize, Day 83 of Travel

Placencia, Belize

Lodging: 50 Belize Dollars (Centrally located, beachside, sea view, veranda and hammock, wifi, use of full kitchen)

Food: 21 Belize Dollars

Fun: 5 Belize Dollars

Day's Total Spending: 76 Belize Dollars

Daily Average Spending: 102 Belize Dollars

Fresh off the Hokey Pokey water taxi, Placencia, Belize

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Mayan saying: Tooj 7: When we are prepared for something new to begin in our lives, that’s when it will start.

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April 3, Day 9 in Belize, Day 82 of Travel

Placencia, Belize

Lodging: 50 Belize Dollars (Centrally located, beachside, sea view, veranda and hammock, wifi, use of full kitchen)

Food: 22 Belize Dollars

Fun: 17 Belize Dollars

Day's Total Spending: 89 Belize Dollars

Daily Average Spending: 105 Belize Dollars

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April 2, Day 8 in Belize, Day 81 of Travel

Placencia, Belize

Lodging: 50 Belize Dollars (Centrally located, beachside, sea view, veranda and hammock, wifi, use of full kitchen)

Food: 17 Belize Dollars

Day's Total Spending: 67 Belize Dollars

Daily Average Spending: 107 Belize Dollars

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April 1, Day 7 in Belize, Day 80 of Travel

Placencia, Belize

Lodging: 50 Belize Dollars (Centrally located, beachside, sea view, veranda and hammock, wifi, use of full kitchen)

Food: 64 Belize Dollars

Day's Total Spending: 114 Belize Dollars

Daily Average Spending: 113 Belize Dollars

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March 31, Day 6 in Belize, Day 79 of Travel

Placencia, Belize

Lodging: 50 Belize Dollars (Centrally located, beachside, sea view, veranda and hammock, wifi, use of full kitchen)

Food: 26 Belize Dollars

Miscellaneous: 1 Belize Dollars

Fun: 17 Belize Dollars

Day's Total Spending: 94 Belize Dollars

Daily Average Spending: 113 Belize Dollars

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Seaside at Placencia, Belize

Mayan saying: Ajpu 5: Fear makes us pretend; it’s a good day to change this behavior.

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March 30, Day 5 in Belize, Day 78 of Travel

Placencia, Belize

Lodging: 50 Belize Dollars (Centrally located, beachside, sea view, veranda and hammock, wifi, use of full kitchen)

Food: 24 Belize Dollars

Sanitary/Bath: 15 Belize Dollars

Day's Total Spending: 89 Belize Dollars

Daily Average Spending: 117 Belize Dollars

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March 29, Day 4 in Belize, Day 77 of Travel

Placencia, Belize

Lodging: 50 Belize Dollars (Centrally located, beachside, sea view, veranda and hammock, wifi, use of full kitchen)

Food: 71 Belize Dollars

Miscellaneous: 8 Belize Dollars

Day's Total Spending: 129 Belize Dollars

Daily Average Spending: 124 Belize Dollars

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Leave di young girls alone
How can you have di heart for a
school girl, Mon?
Let her see her future without being a baby mother
The world has many place for a woman
Leave di young girls alone…  Reggae song, Belize

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March 28, Day 3 in Belize, Day 76 of Travel

Placencia, Belize

Lodging: 58 Belize Dollars (Centrally located, beachside, refrigerator)

Food: 36 Belize Dollars

Day's Total Spending: 94 Belize Dollars

Daily Average Spending: 122 Belize Dollars

Billy, his seat mate and Captain crossing the Bay of Honduras enroute to Punta Gorda, Belize

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March 27, Day 2 in Belize, Day 75 of Travel

Travel from Punta Gorda, Belize to Placencia, Belize

Lodging: 58 Belize Dollars (Centrally located, beachside, refrigerator)

Transportation by bus, pickup truck & water taxi: 38 Belize Dollars

Food: 54 Belize Dollars

Fun: 17 Belize Dollars

Day's Total Spending: 161 Belize Dollars

Daily Average Spending: 136 Belize Dollars

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Billy and I have now entered Belize, where the currency is the Belize Dollar. While we are in Belize, all of our expenses will be listed in Belize Dollars. To find out what the cost is for your local currency, use the Currency Conversion Site. ** For 30 days in Guatemala, our Daily Average Spending was 429 Quetzales, which included the purchase of a new camera.**

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March 26, Day 1 in Belize, Day 74 of Travel

Punta Gorda, Belize

Lodging: 50 Belize Dollars (Centrally located)

Food: 57 Belize Dollars

Fun: 3 Belize Dollars

Day's Total Spending: 110 Belize Dollars

Daily Average Spending: 110 Belize Dollars

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March 25, 2010, Day 30 in Guatemala, Day 73 of Travel

Livingston, Guatemala

Lodging: 73 Quetzales (Centrally located, Bay view)

Food: 198 Quetzales

Transportation: 408 Quetzales (incl. Boat to Belize)

Exit Stamp from Guatemala: 160 Quetzales

Internet: 6 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 845 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 429 Quetzales

*** Total time in Guatemala, including purchase of new camera, daily average of 429 Quetzales **

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March 24, 2010, Day 29 in Guatemala, Day 72 of Travel

Livingston, Guatemala

Lodging: 73 Quetzales (Centrally located, Bay view)

Food: 105 Quetzales

Internet: 13 Quetzales

Fun: 20 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 211  Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 414 Quetzales

Laidback Livingston, Guatemala

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March 23, 2010, Day 28 in Guatemala, Day 71 of Travel

Livingston, Guatemala

Lodging: 73 Quetzales (Centrally located, Bay view)

Food: 155 Quetzales

Internet: 15 Quetzales

Fun: 141 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 384  Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 422 Quetzales

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***Editor's Note to Spending***

Traveling poses challenges on many levels and unexpected things happen. If being on the road was the same as being back home, why leave, right? We are now into the third month of our Mexico-Central America adventure and we’ve hit a few snags along the way.

Our reliable GPS unit stopped functioning somewhere along the Pacific coast of Mexico and cannot be fixed until I send it back to Garmin. My eye glasses needed to be repaired twice for two different issues in two separate locations. The power cord on our PC started shorting out, requiring professional attention in Tuxtla Guetierrez, Chiapas.

Other than the GPS, all of these problems were able to be resolved easily and in short order.

But it was after leaving Antigua - a major hub in Guatemala with plenty of shops and supplies - and arriving in Rio Dulce, a small “pass through” town, that our camera completely stopped working. For us, our camera is a major piece of equipment on our travels.

It was decision time.

Should we turn back and re-travel the tedious 9 hours by bus to Antigua and try to get our camera mended? This might take a week or more and consequently delay our entry into Belize by that same amount of time. We could possibly purchase a new camera while in Antigua or maybe it would be better to just continue forward with our trip from where we are here in Rio Dulce without a camera in hopes that we can find something suitable somewhere along the way.

This was not a small decision for us as all the choices had their limitations. Ultimately, we chose to move forward and take our chances.

Our trip down the Rio Dulce to the very small town of Livingston - reachable only by boat and located in the small bay of Amatique on the Caribbean Sea - went as planned and the scenery was awesome. Not having a functional camera, I was more than frustrated watching scene after photographable scene pass me by.

Arriving in the humble and historic fishing village of Livingston we again knocked around the idea of returning to Antigua. At lunch we asked our waiter if there was a shop nearby that could help us with our delemma. Low and behold here in this town of 6,000 people there was ONE camera. Looking at it I wondered how long it had been sitting on the shelf, here in the humidity and heat. Still it was an option...

The man who checked us in at our hotel suggested that we should go to the larger port city of Puerto Barrios because they would have more of a selection.

The next morning we found ourselves on the 7:30 AM water taxi for the forty minute ride to the international shipping town of Puerto Barrios. The photo shop we found offered the much larger selection of TWO cameras. We acquired our piece of equipment - not exactly what we would have chosen under different circumstances but it was better than having nothing -  relaxed a bit checking out the town, had some lunch and returned via water taxi back to Livingston.

So what’s the point to this narrative?

The point is that while traveling - and in Life - unexpected things are going to happen. In all of our years of being on the road we have never had this many equipment challenges in such a short time. Yet we solved each one as it arose - all in foreign countries and in unfamiliar surroundings. There was no Wal*Mart on the corner and we couldn't simply go online, order something and have it shipped to us while we were in transit.

While at times traveling can be frustrating, it also develops confidence in one's ability to move forward into the unknown. It is taking a leap of faith and it cultivates a sense of self-reliance, which has always been our style.

While the above expenses were inexpensive, there is always a chance that you could need emergency money. You can apply for a titlemax loan online and get cash quickly when needed. You can use a car title loan to get cash in as little as 30 minutes.

 

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March 22, 2010, Day 27 in Guatemala, Day 70 of Travel

Livingston, Guatemala

Lodging: 98 Quetzales (Centrally located, Bay view)

Food: 96 Quetzales

Transportation: 140 Quetzales

*** New Camera: 1,135 Quetzales ***

Internet: 6 Quetzales

Fun: 29 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 1,504  Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 423 Quetzales

A closer look at our shoreline location

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Mayan saying: Tijax 3: Our insecurities make us defend ourselves; become aware of them and change your attitude.

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March 21, 2010, Day 26 in Guatemala, Day 69 of Travel

Traveling from Rio Dulce, Guatemala to Livingston, Guatemala

Lodging: 98 Quetzales (Centrally located, Bay view)

Food: 217 Quetzales

Transportation: 258 Quetzales

Miscellaneous: 37 Quetzales

Internet: 9 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 619 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 381 Quetzales

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March 20, 2010, Day 25 in Guatemala, Day 68 of Travel

Traveling from Antigua, Guatemala to Rio Dulce, Guatemala

Lodging: 120 Quetzales (Centrally located, River view)

Food: 80 Quetzales

Transportation: 161 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 6 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 367 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 371 Quetzales

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March 19, 2010, Day 24 in Guatemala, Day 67 of Travel

Antigua, Guatemala

Lodging: 175 Quetzales (Centrally located, Volcano view, Garden view, internet)

Food: 82 Quetzales

Fun: 80 Quetzales

Miscellaneous: 21 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 258 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 372 Quetzales

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March 18, 2010, Day 23 in Guatemala, Day 66 of Travel

Antigua, Guatemala

Lodging: 175 Quetzales (Centrally located, Volcano view, Garden view, internet)

Food: 114 Quetzales

Fun: 30 Quetzales

Transportation: 6 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 5 Quetzales

Miscellaneous: 132 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 462 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 373 Quetzales

Up Close to the Lava Flow on Pacaya Volcano

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March 17, 2010, Day 22 in Guatemala, Day 65 of Travel

Antigua, Guatemala

Lodging: 175 Quetzales (Centrally located, Volcano view, Garden view, internet)

Food: 61 Quetzales

Fun: 30 Quetzales

Miscellaneous: 6 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 272 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 369 Quetzales

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We are all a little weird and Life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love. - Anonymous

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March 16, 2010, Day 21 in Guatemala, Day 64 of Travel

Antigua, Guatemala

Lodging: 175 Quetzales (Centrally located, Volcano view, Garden view, internet)

Food: 138 Quetzales

Fun: 80 Quetzales

Transportation: 17 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 410 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 373 Quetzales

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March 15, 2010, Day 20 in Guatemala, Day 63 of Travel

Antigua, Guatemala

Lodging: 175 Quetzales (Centrally located, Volcano view, Garden view, internet)

Food: 171 Quetzales

Fun: 50 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 19 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 415 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 371 Quetzales

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March 14, 2010, Day 19 in Guatemala, Day 62 of Travel

Antigua, Guatemala

Lodging: 175 Quetzales (Centrally located, Volcano view, Garden view, internet)

Food: 19 Quetzales

Fun: 130 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 324 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 369 Quetzales

The Laundromat in Santa Maria de Jesus, Guatemala

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The richest people in the world are the ones with few needs. -- Lorenzo

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March 13, 2010, Day 18 in Guatemala, Day 61 of Travel

Antigua, Guatemala

Lodging: 175 Quetzales (Centrally located, Volcano view, Garden view, internet)

Food: 117 Quetzales

Transportation: 120 Quetzales

Fun: 30 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 442 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 372 Quetzales

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March 12, 2010, Day 17 in Guatemala, Day 60 of Travel

Antigua, Guatemala

Lodging: 175 Quetzales (Centrally located, Volcano view, Garden view, internet)

Food: 137 Quetzales

Transportation: 12 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 25 Quetzales

Miscellaneous: 90 Quetzales

Fun: 30 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 469 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 367 Quetzales

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March 11, 2010, Day 16 in Guatemala, Day 59 of Travel

Antigua, Guatemala

Lodging: 175 Quetzales (Centrally located, Volcano view, Garden view, internet)

Food: 91 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 15 Quetzales

Fun: 40 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 321 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 361 Quetzales

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Mayan saying: Tijax 2: Fear separates us from defeat but also from victory.

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March 10, 2010, Day 15 in Guatemala, Day 58 of Travel

Antigua, Guatemala

Lodging: 175 Quetzales (Centrally located, Volcano view, Garden view, internet)

Transportation: 15 Quetzales

Food: 136 Quetzales

Miscellaneous: 54 Quetzales

Fun: 40 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 420 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 364 Quetzales

The Famous 'Chicken Bus' and Handler, in Guatemala

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March 9, 2010, Day 14 in Guatemala, Day 57 of Travel

Antigua, Guatemala

Lodging: 175 Quetzales (Centrally located, Volcano view, Garden view, internet)

Miscellaneous: 40 Quetzales

Food: 33 Quetzales

Internet: 4 Quetzales

Fun: 40 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 292 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 360 Quetzales

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Mayan saying: Tzikin 12: He who is anxious lives in the future; the one who looks back in anger will always live in the past.

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March 8, 2010, Day 13 in Guatemala, Day 56 of Travel

Antigua, Guatemala

Lodging: 175 Quetzales (Centrally located, Volcano view, Garden view, internet)

Transportation: 12 Quetzales

Food: 91 Quetzales

Fun: 49 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 327 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 365 Quetzales

**

March 7, 2010, Day 12 in Guatemala, Day 55 of Travel

Antigua, Guatemala

Lodging: 175 Quetzales (Centrally located, Volcano view, Garden view, internet)

Food:127 Quetzales

Miscellaneous: 3 Quetzales

Fun: 50 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 355 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 368 Quetzales

Lent procession in Antigua, Guatemala

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Mayan saying: Kan 9: Keep your attention on what's here and now; look for simplicity all the time.

**

March 6, 2010, Day 11 in Guatemala, Day 54 of Travel

Antigua, Guatemala

Lodging: 175 Quetzales (Centrally located, Volcano view, Garden view, internet)

Food: 82 Quetzales

Miscellaneous: 5 Quetzales

Fun: 32 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 294 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 369 Quetzales

**

March 5, 2010, Day 10 in Guatemala, Day 53 of Travel

Antigua, Guatemala

Lodging: 175 Quetzales (Centrally located, Volcano view, Garden view, internet)

Food: 77 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 6 Quetzales

Internet: 17 Quetzales

Fun: 37 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 312 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 377 Quetzales

**

March 4, 2010, Day 9 in Guatemala, Day 52 of Travel

Traveling from Panajachel to Antigua, Guatemala

Lodging: 175 Quetzales (Centrally located, Volcano view, Garden view, internet)

Food: 139 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 314 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 384 Quetzales

**

March 3, 2010, Day 8 in Guatemala, Day 51 of Travel

Panajachel, Guatemala

Lodging: 160 Quetzales (Centrally located, Garden view, pool, Cable TV, internet)

Transportation, Water Taxis: 150 Quetzales

Transportation: Bus: 86 Quetzales

Food: 92 Quetzales

Fun: 56 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending:  544 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 393 Quetzales

San Pedro Volcano on beautiful Lake Atitlan

Mayan saying: Tz'i 1: You are the only judge of your worth; your goal should be to find out how valuable you are without caring what others think about you.

**

March 2, 2010, Day 7 in Guatemala, Day 50 of Travel

Panajachel, Guatemala

Lodging: 160 Quetzales (Centrally located, Garden view, pool, Cable TV, internet)

Food: 63 Quetzales

Transport: 12 Quetzales

Fun: 10 Quetzales

Miscellaneous: 25 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 270 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 371 Quetzales

**

March 1, 2010, Day 6 in Guatemala, Day 49 of Travel

Panajachel, Guatemala

Lodging: 160 Quetzales (Centrally located, Garden view, pool, Cable TV, internet)

Food: 69 Quetzales

Fun: 33 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 262 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 388 Quetzales

**

February 28, 2010, Day 5 in Guatemala, Day 48 of Travel

Traveling from Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala to Panajachel, Guatemala

Lodging: 160 Quetzales (Centrally located, Garden view, pool, Cable TV, internet)

Food: 206 Quetzales

Transport: 85 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 451 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 413 Quetzales

At a Bus Stop on the way to Huehuetenango
Notice she is carrying two machetes

Mayan saying: Kiej 4: Life doesn't take things away from you, it sets you free.

**

February 27, 2010, Day 4 in Guatemala, Day 47 of Travel

Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala

Lodging: 225 Quetzales (Centrally located, Flat screen Cable TV, internet)

Food: 160 Quetzales

Fun: 15 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 5 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 405 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 404 Quetzales

**

February 26, 2010, Day 3 in Guatemala, Day 46 of Travel

 Traveling from Huehuetenango, to Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala

Lodging: 225 Quetzales (Centrally located, Flat screen Cable TV, internet)

Transportation: 65 Quetzales

Food: 174 Quetzales

Internet: 5 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 404 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 404 Quetzales

**

It's a Lifestyle...Not a Vacation

February 25, 2010, Day 2 in Guatemala, Day 45 of Travel

 Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Lodging: 110 Quetzales (Centrally located, Cable TV)

Food: 309  Quetzales

Fun: 14 Quetzales

Internet 5 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 438  Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 404 Quetzales

**

Hand painted map of Chiapas and Guatemala - follow our travels!

Billy and I have now entered Guatemala, where the currency is the Quetzal. While we are in Guatemala, all of our expenses will be listed in Quetzales. To find out what the cost is for your local currency, use the Currency Conversion Site. For 43 days in Mexico, our Daily Average Spending was 620 Pesos.

**

February 24, 2010, 1st Day in Guatemala, Day 44 of Travel

Traveling from Comitan, Chiapas, Mexico to Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Lodging: 110 Quetzales (Centrally located, Cable TV)

Transportation: 65 Quetzales

Food: 108 Quetzales

Fun: 86 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 369 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 369 Quetzales

**

February 23, 2010, Day 43

Traveling from San Cristobal, to Comitan, Chiapas, Mexico

Lodging 240 Pesos (Centrally located, Cable TV, internet)

Transportation: 214 Pesos

Food: 174 Pesos

Fun: 90 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 718 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 620 Pesos

In front of San Nicolas Church, San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico

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February 22, 2010, Day 42

San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico

Lodging 200 Pesos (Centrally located, mountain view, TV, internet)

Food: 181 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 37 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 418 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 617 Pesos

**

February 21, 2010, Day 41

San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico

Lodging 200 Pesos (Centrally located, mountain view, TV, internet)

Food: 202 Pesos

New hair dryer: 230 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 632 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 622 Pesos

**

February 20, 2010, Day 40

San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico

Lodging 200 Pesos (Centrally located, mountain view, TV, internet)

Food: 242 Pesos

Fun: 30 Pesos

New tennis shoes: 175 Pesos

Miscellaneous: 60 Pesos

Day's Total Spending:  707  Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 622 Pesos

**

February 19, 2010, Day 39

San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico

Lodging 200 Pesos (Centrally located, mountain view, TV, internet)

Food: 95  Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 295  Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 620 Pesos

**

Tropical Toucan Hotel Bird

February 18, 2010, Day 38

San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico

Lodging 200 Pesos (Centrally located, mountain view, TV, internet)

Food: 124  Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 60  Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 384  Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 628 Pesos

**

February 17, 2010, Day 37

San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico

Lodging 200 Pesos (Centrally located, mountain view, TV, internet)

Food: 179 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 35 Pesos

Fun: 145 Pesos

Miscellaneous: 35 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 594 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 635 Pesos

**

February 16, 2010, Day 36

San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico

Lodging 200 Pesos (Centrally located, mountain view, TV, internet)

Food: 145 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 345 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 636 Pesos

**

February 15, 2010, Day 35

Travel to San Cristobal

Lodging 200 Pesos (Centrally located, mountain view, TV, internet)

Computer power cord repair 250 Pesos

Transportation: 77 Pesos

Food: 213 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 740 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 645 Pesos

Enjoying a Zicatela sunset with our travel buddies

**

February 14, 2010, Day 34

Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico

Lodging: 335 Pesos (TV, internet )

Food: 150 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 485 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 642 Pesos

**

February 13, 2010, Day 33

Traveling from Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico to Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico

Lodging: 335 Pesos (TV, internet )

Transport: 429 Pesos

Food: 54 Pesos

Fun: 250 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 20 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 1,088 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 646 Pesos

**

February 12, 2010, Day 32

Traveling from Puerto Escondido to Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico

Lodging: 230 Pesos (TV, internet )

Transport: 23 Pesos

Food: 272 Pesos

Fun: 50 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 66 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 641 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 633 Pesos

**

February 11, 2010, Day 31

Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico

Lodging: 300 Pesos (Ocean view of Zicatela Beach, refrigerator, kitchenette, Cable TV, internet, private veranda with hammock)

Tip for Maids: 150 Pesos

Food: 3 Pesos

Fun: 62 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 515 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 632 Pesos

**

February 10, 2010, Day 30

Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico

Lodging: 300 Pesos (Ocean view of Zicatela Beach, refrigerator, kitchenette, Cable TV, internet, private veranda with hammock)

Food: 25 Pesos

Fun: 212 Pesos

Telephone: 200 Pesos

Transport: 384 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 1,121 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 636 Pesos

On paved walkway to Playa Manzanillo

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February 9, 2010, Day 29

Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico

Lodging: 300 Pesos (Ocean view of Zicatela Beach, refrigerator, kitchenette, Cable TV, internet, private veranda with hammock)

Food: 201 Pesos

Fun: 50 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 551 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 620 Pesos

**

February 8, 2010, Day 28

Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico

Lodging: 300 Pesos (Ocean view of Zicatela Beach, refrigerator, kitchenette, Cable TV, internet, private veranda with hammock)

Food: 193 Pesos

Transport:15 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 18 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 526 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 622 Pesos

**

February 7, 2010, Day 27

Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico

Lodging: 300 Pesos (Ocean view of Zicatela Beach, refrigerator, kitchenette, Cable TV, internet, private veranda with hammock)

Food: 131 Pesos

Transport:15 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 446 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 626 Pesos

**

February 6, 2010, Day 26

Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico

Lodging: 300 Pesos (Ocean view of Zicatela Beach, refrigerator, kitchenette, Cable TV, internet, private veranda with hammock)

Food: 220 Pesos

Transport: 8 Pesos

Miscellaneous: 30 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 7 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 565 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 633 Pesos

Surf Shop Puerto Escondido

**

February 5, 2010, Day 25

Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico

Lodging: 300 Pesos (Ocean view of Zicatela Beach, refrigerator, kitchenette, Cable TV, internet, private veranda with hammock)

Food: 165 Pesos

Transport: 24 Pesos

Miscellaneous: 180 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 669 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 635 Pesos

**

February 4, 2010, Day 24

Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico

Lodging: 300 Pesos (Ocean view of Zicatela Beach, refrigerator, kitchenette, Cable TV, internet, private veranda with hammock)

Food: 112 Pesos

Fun: 75 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 487 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 634 Pesos

**

February 3, 2010, Day 23

Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico

Lodging: 300 Pesos (Ocean view of Zicatela Beach, refrigerator, kitchenette, Cable TV, internet, private veranda with hammock)

Food: 179 Pesos

Fun: 32 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 73 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 584 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 640 Pesos

**

February 2, 2010, Day 22

Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico

Lodging: 300 Pesos (Ocean view of Zicatela Beach, refrigerator, Cable TV, internet, veranda)

Transport: 20 Pesos

Food: 160 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 480 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 644 Pesos

Surf net Fisherman, Marquelia

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February 1, 2010, Day 21

Traveling from Marquelia, Guerrero to Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico

Lodging: 300 Pesos (Ocean view of Zicatela Beach, refrigerator, Cable TV, internet, veranda)

Transport: 400 Pesos

Food: 90 Pesos

Fun: 160 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 950 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 650 Pesos

***

January 31, 2010, Day 20

  Marquelia, Guerrero, Mexico

Lodging: 200 Pesos (Centrally located, TV, aircon, hot water)

Food: 278 Pesos

Fun: 22 Pesos

Massage: 200 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 700 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 636 Pesos

**

January 30, 2010, Day 19

 Traveling from Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico to Marquelia, Guerrero, Mexico

Lodging: 200 Pesos (Centrally located, TV, aircon, hot water)

Food: 95 Pesos

Transport: 464 Pesos

Miscellaneous: 32 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 791 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 632 Pesos

**

January 29, 2010, Day 18

 Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico

Lodging: 250 Pesos (Centrally located, large room, cable TV, aircon, internet, hot water)

Food: 206 Pesos

Transport: 10 Pesos

Fun: 50 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 616 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 623 Pesos

**

January 28, 2010, Day 17

 Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico

Lodging: 250 Pesos (Centrally located, large room, cable TV, aircon, internet, hot water)

Food:204 Pesos

Sanitary, bath: 112 Pesos

Miscellaneous: 10 Pesos

Fun: 50 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 626 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 630 Pesos

**

Billy at home on the beach in Caleta de Campos

January 27, 2010, Day 16

Traveling from Caleta to Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico

Lodging: 250 Pesos (Centrally located, large room, cable TV, aircon, internet, hot water)

Food: 63 Pesos

Transport: 231 Pesos

Fun: 30 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 574 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 630 Pesos

**

January 26, 2010, Day 15

Caleta de Campos, Michoacan, Mexico

Lodging: 300 Pesos (fan room with balcony, ocean view)

Food:  Pesos

Internet: 40 Pesos

Fun: 10 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 576 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 634 Pesos

**

January 25, 2010, Day 14

Caleta de Campos, Michoacan, Mexico

Lodging: 300 Pesos (fan room with balcony, ocean view)

Food: 257 Pesos

Internet: 47 Pesos

Fun: 20 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 624 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 638 Pesos

January 24, 2010, Day 13

Caleta de Campos, Michoacan, Mexico

Lodging: 300 Pesos (fan room with balcony, ocean view)

Food: 181  Pesos

Sanitary/bath: 10

Day's Total Spending: 491 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 639 Pesos

**

Our hotel swimming pool in San Juan de Alima

January 23, 2010, Day 12

Caleta de Campos, Michoacan, Mexico

Lodging: 300 Pesos (fan room with balcony, ocean view)

Food: 234 Pesos

Internet: 15 Pesos

Sanitary, Bath: 33 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 582 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 651 Pesos

**

January 22, 2010, Day 11

Traveling from San Juan de Lima to Faro de Bucerias, Maruata, Caleta de Campos

Lodging: 300 Pesos (fan room with balcony, ocean view)

Food: 212 Pesos

Transport: 190 Pesos

Internet: 10 Pesos

Fun: 137 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 849 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 657 Pesos

**

January 21, 2010, Day 10

San Juan de Lima, Michoacan, Mexico

Lodging: 250 Pesos (hotel with ocean view, balcony, pool, restaurant, air conditioning)

Food: 203 Pesos

Transport: 56 Pesos

Internet: 30 Pesos

Misc.: 28 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 567  Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 638 Pesos

**

Bussing to the beaches further east on the rugged Pacific coast of Mexico

January 20, 2010, Day 9

San Juan de Lima, Michoacan, Mexico

Lodging: 250 Pesos (hotel with ocean view, balcony, pool, restaurant, air conditioning)

Food: 190 Pesos

Fun: 190 Pesos

Day's Total Spending:  630 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 646 Pesos

**

January 19, 2010, Day 8

Cuyutlan to San Juan de Lima, Michoacan, Mexico

Lodging: 250 Pesos (hotel with ocean view, balcony, pool, restaurant, air conditioning)

Transportation: 105 Pesos

Food and Dining: 326 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 681 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 648 Pesos

**

January 18, 2010, Day 7

Cuyutlan, Mexico

Lodging: 300 Pesos (hotel with huge room, ocean view, balcony, pool, internet)

Transportation: 20 Pesos

Food and Dining: 145 Pesos

Fun: 25

Day's Total Spending: 490

Daily Average Spending: 643 Pesos

**

Black volcanic sand beach in Cuyutlan

January 17, 2010, Day 6

Cuyutlan, Mexico

Lodging: 300 Pesos (hotel with huge room, ocean view, balcony, pool, internet)

Food and Dining: 133 Pesos

Misc.: 10 Pesos

Fun: 50 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 493 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 669 Pesos

**

January 16, 2010, Day 5

Cuyutlan, Mexico

Lodging: 300 Pesos (hotel with huge room, ocean view, balcony, pool, internet)

Food and Dining: 60 Pesos

Fun: 65 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 425 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 704 Pesos

**

January 15, 2010, Day 4

Colima to Cuyutlan, Mexico

Lodging: 300 Pesos (hotel with huge room, ocean view, balcony, pool, internet)

Transport: 114 Pesos

Food and Dining: 213 Pesos

Fun: 180 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 807 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 774 Pesos

**

The mysterious 'zona magica' in Comala

January 14, 2010, Day 3

Colima to Suchitlan and back to Colima, Mexico

Lodging: 354 Pesos (hotel with balcony, view, pool, internet)

Transport: 76 Pesos

Food and Dining: 225 Pesos

Day's total: 655 Pesos

Daily Average Spending, 3 days: 763 Pesos

**

January 13, 2010, Day 2

Colima, Mexico

Lodging: 354 Pesos (hotel with balcony, view, pool, internet)

Transport: 12 Pesos

Food and Dining: 202 Pesos

Day's total: 568 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 817 Pesos

**

Beginning date of trip: January 12, 2010

Taxis and buses from Chapala, Jalisco to arrive in Colima, capital of the state of Colima: 558 Pesos

Beautiful fountain in Plaza Nunez, Colima

Lodging: 354 Pesos (hotel with balcony, view, pool, internet)

Food and Dining: 153

Day's total: 1,065 Pesos

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